The Most Dog-Friendly Places to Visit in Boston

At The Whitney Hotel Boston, we know that your pet is an integral part of your family. That’s why our commitment extends to ensuring their comfort matches yours throughout your stay. Embrace the array of pet-friendly amenities we proudly provide, setting the stage for a day of exploring Boston’s dog-friendly havens.

A Luxe Stay for You and Your Pet

Through our Whitney Wags program, we are dedicated to bringing you the best for your pets. Upon arrival, your four-legged friend will be greeted with a plush bed, a double pet feeder, and a Whitney bandana they can wear while you explore the area. After discovering the very best of our neighborhood in Beacon Hill, retreat to the comfort of your room or suite to recharge for the rest of the day’s adventures.

As a premier pet destination, we’re glad to offer pets complimentary treats from PolkaDog, and a full menu of savory and sweet dishes your pet can indulge in. Featured on the menu are nourishing meals to pamper your pup like Stella’s Stew, made with grass-fed beef or cage-free turkey, or a cooling ice cream treat with Ben & Jerry’s Doggie Desserts.

Endless Parks to Enjoy

Boston Common, the oldest park in the United States and just a short walk from The Whitney is a stunning green sanctuary that is also a dog-friendly haven. Leashed dogs are welcome to accompany you so they can explore every nook and cranny of the park. The park provides two designated areas where your beloved companion can romp and play off-leash, truly relishing the park’s wonders and the company of fellow dogs. The Boston Public Garden can be found next door, and with its equal dog-friendly policies, you can enjoy all that this botanical garden has to offer. After your park date, enjoy a leisurely stroll down Newbury Street where a treasure trove of dog-friendly stores eagerly awaits your exploration.

A Taste of Boston 

Following the park, enjoy some of the dog-friendly restaurants in the area. Stephanie’s on Newberry is located a short walk from Boston Common and makes for the perfect post-adventure dining experience. You and your dog can enjoy the outdoor patio while dining on American fare with a fresh Boston twist. 

In the Back Bay neighborhood, you’ll discover Rochambeau. As a true Back Bay gem, this establishment transports you to the streets of Paris. Here, you’ll find an array of French cuisine options for both lunch and dinner, ensuring an enjoyable dining experience for you and your dog.

A Toast to Pet-Friendly Downtime

Take your dog for a walk down to Charles River and enjoy the beautiful views of Boston. There you will find Owl’s Nest, located on the banks of the river for the ultimate photo-op. This picturesque beer garden is the perfect summer spot to bring your dog and relax. Sip on a diverse selection of crisp beers, refreshing hard seltzers, smooth wines, and even non-alcoholic treats. With plenty of expansive picnic tables and games, it’s the perfect place to soak up the last of summer. 

Explore the Local Shopping Scene

Take your pup on a walk to Polkadog, a beloved pet bakery. While your pet may have the chance to enjoy some of Polkadog’s delicious treats at The Whitney, the true charm lies in uncovering the bakery’s story and selecting a delectable keepsake to commemorate the journey. With fresh local ingredients made in the Boston Fish Pier kitchen, you will know there is love in every bite. Afterward, head over to JPLicks for a sweet treat. Choose from ice cream, coffee, yogurt, and various baked goods.

Discover Boston’s Outdoor Market

For the next adventure, head to SoWa Open Market, an inviting open-air location, perfect for you and your dog. Amidst the bustling charm of this marketplace, you’ll find a myriad of seasonal vendors selling local treasures. Beyond shopping options, the culinary scene here is a worthwhile experience that can’t be missed. With a variety of food trucks, this vibrant hub offers a tantalizing array of food options to savor.

A Dog-Friendly Stay in the Heart of Boston

The Whitney is proud to welcome travelers from near and far into a sophisticated retreat in Beacon Hill. With plenty of treasured locations to explore, our neighborhood gladly welcomes you and your well-loved canine companion. Here, every member of your family will be catered to, ensuring a feeling of warmth and refined relaxation. 

As you prepare to savor everything Boston has to offer with your pet right by your side, take advantage of our Advanced Purchase offer so you can stay for longer at a discounted rate.